FISHING REPORT, Oct. 1
Charette Lakes: Due to low water levels only small boats are being launched here and with some difficulty.
Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 6.3 cfs. With low water conditions the best bet was pocket waters again this past week. Trout fishing was rated as fair to good by anglers using caddis, bead-head pheasant tails, copper John Barrs and worms.
Conchas Lake: The shallow and steep boat ramps on the north side of the lake are now open along with the Cove campground ramp. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, jerk baits, topwater lures and jigs for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits for white bass. Fishing for catfish was fair to good using liver, shrimp, homemade dough baits and night crawlers. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the mid to high 60s
Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was good using spinners, worms and Power Bait. The water level remains high but within the creek’s banks. All access roads to the park have reopened and repairs to the fences and catwalk are under way.
Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing from the bank and from anchored boats was fair using Power Bait for trout. Fishing for northern pike was fair to good using crank baits, jerk baits and spoons. Fishing was fair using worms for perch. We had no reports on kokanee. The State Park closed the access point from Fisherman’s Lane to incoming traffic Sept. 30. The south boat ramp will be closed until further notice while an extension is being put in place. The lake will remain open for shoreline fishing. For more information contact the Eagle Nest State Park office at 575-377-1594. The kokanee snagging season opened Oct. 1 and runs through December.
Lagunitas Lakes: Fishing on the lower lake was quite good using Power Bait, worms, Pistol Petes and Fisher Chick spinners.
Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was rated as good to excellent as most people caught limits of trout. The trout ranged in size from 10 to19 inches. Best baits were salmon peach, white, green and chartreuse Power Bait, Pistol Petes, wooly buggers and homemade dough bait.
Los Pinos: Trout fishing was fair to good using worms, caddis, copper John Barrs and salmon eggs.
Monastery Lake: Trout fishing good using copper John Barrs, bead-head prince nymphs, Pistol Petes, salmon eggs and Power Bait.
Morphy Lake: Trout fishing was good for anglers using Power Bait and salmon eggs. The park has reopened and the boat ramp is now open as well.
Pecos River: Water flow near the town of Pecos on Monday was 48 cfs. The Mora and Jamie Koch fishing and recreation areas have reopened. The Bert Clancy and Terrero campgrounds remain closed. Trout fishing was good using copper John Barrs, bead-head prince nymphs, brassies, worms and salmon eggs.
Red River: Water flow near the hatchery Monday was 48 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using poundmeisters, copper John Barrs, Panther Martins, night crawlers, Power Bait and salmon eggs.
Rio Mora: Water flow near Terrero on Monday was 34 cfs. Trout fishing was good using worms, copper John Barrs and bead-head prince nymphs.
Santa Rosa Lake: The no wake restriction has been lifted with the major influx of water but anglers are advised to use extreme caught due to floating debris and other possible hazards. There was a small release over the past weekend and that combined with additional inflow has kept the water quite murky. Fishing was slow for all species.
Springer Lake: The water was quite murky and fishing was slow for all species.
Storrie Lake: The water color from the recent runoff was still described as chocolate this past weekend. There was no fishing pressure on the lake. Water conditions should improve over the next several days.
Source: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish